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december and i happve an introduction for the imperative agenda. this is a resolution for this week doobie the -- awareness week which declares this week as financial aid awareness week. -- this is a resolution for this week to be the financial aid awareness week. i would like to think supervisor's kim and supervisor avalos for being there.
but the thing about college had is that many people do not know the resources that are available to them. the cost of an allen j. cajun continues to rise, it is important for families to become fully informed on how the process works. -- as the cost of a college education continues to rise. making it clear to the show before and families that a college education is a possibility for them. there are many organizations that are educating people throughout the city and i want to thank them for the work including the mission economic development agency.
i would like to thank the co- sponsors of the resolution. the hearing a request asked that the board of supervisors' public safety committee holds a joint hearing with that the police commission on the issue of community policing. -- for agreeing to hold a hearing. there's tremendous issue around public safety and community policing. we hope to get people to come
and participate in this. people do have been following the efforts might recall that the san francisco police department and the mayor's office released a report on the state of community policing. that report laid out a strategy for the city and county of san francisco and outlined specific things that needed to to happen. that report confirms that the san francisco police department embraces the community policing philosophy and is committed to expanding best practices. the report defines this is not only as a policing philosophy that emphasizes problem-solving.
at the time that the report was released, there was a director of community policing that was going to implement 44 new foot patrols and this would create an extensive training programs throughout the city. the report indicated that the mayor's office is going to solicit technical assistance from national experts. the purpose is to have a discussion about where those efforts are today. which one of those strategies have been implemented and the report being followed.
community policing maintains safe communities. this has become the benchmark of policing within the san francisco police department. i look forward to that discussion and incurred as many people as i can to subscribe. i would like to thank supervisor scott wiener for being a co- sponsor. -- saved the life of then president gerald ford outside at a hotel in union square.
-- was a working class and gay man who was disabled and became a hero. he intervened by lunging toward -- and diverting the direction of the gun that was fired. at that time, he became the focus of national spotlight. the press potentially exposed -- as a gay man and that was contrary to his wishes. in 1975 being added -- outed,
what that means is that they faced the scorn of the parent's. he fought an invasion of privacy lawsuit against several newspapers. it is important as we go forward to recognize the heroic contributions. i am proud of the contributions that he made. >> i have one item, for -- she was born september 11th, 1969. he struggled for freedom and justice.
the live the monterey before going to turlock. he graduated with a bachelor of arts in an apology from san francisco state university. he began his work with the international socialist organization and he helped the working-class in the west. . he used his knowledge in the fight for it social justice. he was a steadfast worker, organizer, and worker. he was also a talented guitarist. he was active against the war is in el salvador.
thank you. >> thank you. >> introducing an ordinance for acceptance of funds from the marine a yacht harbor after a multi-year planning process. we received approval for the final phase of $6.9 million. the -- this will be ready for the america's cup. -- attempted grand school and graduate it from --
>> i am introducing legislation to address some of the issues and have seen around economic development and job growth. this is a quarter that has long been neglected was for my district. the sunset addresses and job growth -- and it offers a six- year tax exemption to net new jobs in the city of san francisco how to businesses that are willing to move to midtown. this is an area that we've
attempted to revitalize for decades. this has existing infrastructure. we have a bike lanes. there are many bus lines that run to the neighborhood. there are is also large vacant commercial real estate. we encourage innovative business activities in san francisco. this area has report and can absorb many new jobs. this is a partnership. this is a partnership where we help growing businesses and the businesses help the neighborhoods that need a support. we expect that this legislation will lead to a rise in property value.
i would like to think the mayor's office who has been working on this legislation. we have been in negotiation over this and also we a potential tenants coming into the neighborhood. one person interested in coming in under this legislation is twitter. we are excited because this company was grown here in san francisco and they would like to stay. we would -- we are excited that they not only want to invest the but they also want to partner with community-based organizations.
this is around workforce development initiatives. and commitment to contract locally for various services, a commitment to encourage their workers to utilize area amenities. also a partnership with the university. we are working hard to make sure that we put together a package that gives more support for communities in that area. and we will be introducing this legislation today and i just wanted to think other supervisors who may have signed off. we were negotiating this probably up until 20 minutes ago.
>> -- about the legislation we are introducing. i am proud to have work with a co-sponsor that will hopefully move forward neighborhoods around the central market area that happen to sit vanish for decades. we have known that our tax has been a job-killer. this situation has been brought back from an hour conversation with other businesses it is preached that we have legislation to adapt our payroll tax to the varying needs of that neighborhood. this is important now and i hope that many of you will consider co-sponsoring it. i have two other items in that i
will be introducing. the first is an ordinance to implement questions for the mayor. 60% of the voters approved a charter amendment that requires the mayor to appear monthly at meetings of this body. today, i am introducing an ordinance to implement this policy which is about transparency, and good government, and open dialogue. this was drafted in consultation with the mayor's office as provided in the charter as well as the clerk's office. we can always ask the mayor questions and our conversations as supervisors. the voters want these questions and others to be given and for answers received and public.
people are not looking for question time to be just an exchange of sound bites. the language is clear, the purpose is to engage in formal policy discussions. questions will be given in advance. these questions will be listed on the board agenda so the public has noticed and can know what the subject of the upcoming dialogue is. collins, a look forward to work with you to make these a rally -- reality. the first question time could happen on march 8th.
the second item concerns a subject related to a resolution we are considering around janitorial staff that one-celled van ness. the custodians of lost jobs because the city brought a new contractor. many of us are working to make this unfortunate situation better. i have been working with stakeholders to take a close ally as some of our policies related to cantorial and other service workers. ms. includes help the security, the worker security act.
i look forward to working with you and others to make sure that our lowest-paid workers have the projections and the plane feel they deserve. >> today, i am introducing legislation that would legalize a temporary below market rental of payments for those said it is chris can -- that have been displaced by disasters. this is an amendment to the administrative code. i've been working closely with the tenants union and other groups.
late last week, we had a series of -- resulting in this place and of a number of tenants. nor looking to find affordable or has is for these people. i would like to think the department association for stepping up and helping him. we could have been much worse the situation and as we know from the earthquake is.
and we need to provide property owners with a gang units and the ability to enter into a temporary, below market rental agreements so we can quickly find replacement housing abou. it this measure will allow a tenant to enter into a temporary agreement for up to one year with an option to extend. the brand offered will have to be the rent that the tenant was pain or up to 10%. what this will do is to provide certainty to the property owners and encourage them to make the
basic units available knowing that a tenant will either leave or will enter into a new agreement with the landlord. i do this measure as a critical the earthquake-preparedness measure to make sure that we can house people who are displaced. i am introducing the legislation today. i have an in memorial for -- and courageous crusader for gay
rights. kato them was a high-school teacher and someone who was willing to go into a jail cell to protect the welfare of those who are accused of being lgbt. i asked that we adjourn this meeting in memory of mr. kato. his life was taken from him on january 28th. this was after it is cheaper rant and anti-gay diatribe with his picture on it. we are diminished by his lost and asked that we adjourn his memory. thank you. >> i would like to recognize the
passing of local jazz great. on he was born in miklin, pennsylvania. he was the youngest son in a musical family. many of his family embers were professional musicians. during world war ii, he served in the navy at the -- aerostation in hawaii. he attended san francisco state where he earned a music to be -- a music program.
his talent was readily called upon by ellises gerald, tony bennett, and many others. he also earned a master's degree in education from san francisco state and enjoyed a parallel career with the school district. he dedicated himself to music and supporting -- he will be missed by his wife and his brother rick wayne, his children.
next, i am submitting an ordinance that reforms the planning code so that it is easier for -- to be able to relocate and that our neighborhood serving, small car from a. they're looking at a process which is a thin an ordinance -- onerous code. this increases the size units for the commercial district in which it is located. it removes the prohibition on small retail stores using
toasters or microwave ovens to prepare food which has been a prohibition. this deserves the specialize russia controls, especially as it is outlined by position g i believe this will foster the growth and grow the economy. >> think you. -- thank you. >> at a point of the resolution is that we have declared of timber 22nd, 2007, as -- the last point i wanted to make